Rangers warned over targets
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers have been told to increase offers for Steven Naismith and Carlos Cuellar.Rangers have been told to increase their offers for Steven Naismith and Carlos Cuellar.
Rangers did not heed the warning of Bordeaux when they said they had received a better offer for Julien Faubert, and the Frenchman has now completed a move to West Ham.
Naismith and Cuellar are Rangers' other main transfer targets but Walter Smith has not yet managed to strike a deal for either player.
Kilmarnock have rejected three bids for Naismith and are adamant that they will only accept a fair offer.
"We've given them an indication of the kind of figure that would make us think about selling," Killie chairman Michael Johnston told BBC Scotland.
"So far they haven't come near that. Therefore, we're a long way from reaching an agreement."
Rangers have also been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Cuellar from Osasuna and the player's agent Pedro Bravo has revealed they may have to meet a buy-out fee of around £4million.
"The club president knows Carlos wants to go to Rangers," he explained.
"So he will sell him if Rangers offer something closer to his buy-out fee.
"However, he has sold some top players already and he feels the fans will go mad if their best defender goes too."